Assignment 15 - Things That Fly (September 2007)

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Which one is the best?

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  1. When the Dawn Breaks... by Foucault

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  2. ? by Silverbird0000

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  3. F22 Raptor by edward-k

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  4. Falcon by miranda.danny

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  5. ? by jwt

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  6. Two birds and a helicopter by pilotkid

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  7. old dragon by amin

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  8. ? by greenmac

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  9. A Gulf Fritillary by EastCoastFlyer

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  10. Never got its chance to fly... by -hh

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  11. Coast Guard Shark Patrol by srf4real

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  12. Viared Airshow by xper

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  1. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Assignment 15:

    The topic for September 2007 is "Things That Fly". The runner-up, "Your Place", will automatically go back into next month's topic voting.

    The idea is that members go out and try to shoot something relevant to the topic until the end of this month. What is "relevant" is up for interpretation by you and by us, of course.

    You must have taken the picture yourself between September 9th to 30th, 2007 in your respective timezones (we'll use the honor system for this one). If you took a picture that fits the assignment topic, but was taken earlier before September 9th, 2007, post it at <insert url here>.

    Anyone can enter. Doesn't matter if the photo was taken with a camera-phone, small point and shoot camera, or DSLR. They should be photos you think are GOOD rather than just snapshots. Don't just post anything that fits the topic. That isn't the point. Post something you can be proud of.

    If you have never done this before: READ THE RULES BEFORE YOU POST. The rules are rather basic, and a lot of it is common sense, but since we're self-moderated, we don't expect any bone-heads breaking all the rules just because they think they're an exception. Doesn't matter how good your photography is.

    Happy shooting.
     
  2. termina3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry guys about being a late to start it off here; thanks to forum member srf4real for kicking me into gear.

    The excuse? Long story short my computer at home hasn't had internet for more than a week now... I've been trying to get on in other places, and this responsibility just went into the back part of my mind.

    Happy Shooting!

    -T
     
  3. xper macrumors 6502

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    I could post more than one image if it was on the same subject, right?

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    Viared Airshow. 2007-09-09 (yyyy-mm-dd)
    Camera: Canon Eos 350D
    Exposure: 1/800 sec
    Aperture: f/6.3
    Focal Length: 200mm (320mm)
    Set: Link to flickr

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    Viared Airshow. 2007-09-09 (yyyy-mm-dd)
    Camera: Canon Eos 350D
    Exposure: 1/500 sec
    Aperture: f/6.3
    Focal Length: 200mm (320mm)
    Set: Link to flickr
     
  4. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Nice work, termina3. I wasn't rushing you, but I did have a nice photo op Sunday at the beach, Coast Guard shark patrol...:p

    [​IMG]
     
  5. -hh macrumors 68020

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    Never got its chance to fly...

    From the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart:

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    Mercedes-Benz's 1939 T 80, designed by Ferdinand Porsche

    The T80 was fitted with the still-in-development Mercedes-Benz DB 603 Arrow V-12 aircraft engine, a 44,500cc (44.5 liter) motor designed to generate 3,500 horsepower. To get the power to the ground, there's not only four driven rear wheels but this car also implimented traction control technology...almost 70 years ago

    When Eyston and Cobb were battling on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the 350-370mph range, the T80 had a design speed of 465mph (750kph) . Had it not been for WW-II, this roadrunner would have had its chance to fly.

    In 1947, Cobb raised the land speed record to 394 mph, which was still 70mph slower than the T80's design speed. Seventeen years later, the turbojet "Green Monster" broke through at 544mph, but Cobb's record wasn't exceeded by any conventional-engined vehicle ever. Perhaps this is why fans of the T80 still beg Mercedes to restore her for the explicit purpose of taking her out for the speed run that she never had a chance to get.


    -hh
     
  6. EastCoastFlyer macrumors regular

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    This guy flies.. A Gulf Fritillary in our backyard butterfly garden...

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  7. greenmac macrumors regular

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    Wow, I love that butterfly shot EastCoastFlyer!
    I was out in the garden reading when I saw this little fella hovering. He barely stayed still long enough for me to get a photo.
    EDIT: The colours look washed out on Safari.
     

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  8. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    That's a good and sharp bee. And the colors only look washed out on the resized image thumbnail on this page. Teh colors are veryy pretty when I click on the image for your original...:D
     
  9. greenmac macrumors regular

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    I don't think its a bee. I think it's a wasp of some sort, It's only half the size of the bees we get around here.
     
  10. amin macrumors 6502a

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    Here's an old dragon I caught at the local park two days ago:

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    Olympus E-410
    Vivitar Series 1 135mm f/2.3
     
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    Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XTi
    Lens: 17-85 IS
    Exposure: 1/400 sec
    Aperture: f/14
    Focal Length: 22 mm
     

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    That is awesome. :) I really really want to get more into dragonflies, or any insect while they're flying!
     
  14. amin macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! A lot of time and luck for me to get that one =).
     
  15. miranda.danny macrumors member

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    Falcon

    Acadia National Park - Peregrine Falcon

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  16. edward-k macrumors member

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    F22 Raptor

    F22 Raptor at Columbus Air Show
     

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  17. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    WOW!
    You could roast some mean marshmallows on those babies.:eek::D
     
  18. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    Taken on Sept. 30th, 2007 at 3:30pm.
    Camera: Nikon D40
    Shutter: 1/320
    Aperture: f/10
    Focal Length: 200mm
    Lens: 55-200mm VR
     
  19. D.G. macrumors member

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    Stunning. So far I've not been having any luck with my own attempts at capturing a dragonfly in flight.

    DG
     
  20. termina3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    -------Entries Are Now CLOSED--------

    Thanks to everyone who participated! I don't really know what we want to do now–we can vote as to which photo is best. If anyone thinks this is the right course, say "yea" and I'll open up a poll.

    I'll be setting up the October topic selections any time now...
     
  21. amin macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the kind comment DG. This was the first time I've had any success with that.
     
  22. Foucault macrumors 6502

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    Those are great! The Pitts Model 12 is definatly my dream plane.
    Thanks,
    Tvguru
     
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  25. termina3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    *Poll Up*

    Closes in 10 days.

    Also, after this month I'm going to have to hand it off to someone else--my schedule has just become too jam-packed to be able to run the competition.

    Any takers?
     

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